Peace efforst must involve both internal and international players: Museveni

Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni(Photo: file)

Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni(Photo: file)

August 7th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said peace efforts in the Republic of South Sudan must involve three key players: The internal, the regional and the international players.
South Sudan government on Sunday signed peace deal with many armed and non-armed opposition groups including the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition led by the former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon.
The South Sudan Opposition Alliance and the SPLM Former Political Detainees also signed the deal despite initial objection.
In a social media message he posted on his Facebook page, President Museveni said peace efforts must involve key players both from within the country, the region and the international arena.
“Peace effort must be like the Christian Trinity, involving the three levels of internal players, regional players and the international players. You can’t forget the regional players,” Museveni wrote.
Museveni said although some were opposed to the interference of his country and that of the Sudan, they were needed at last to achieve peace in the country by those he said were opposites to their interference.
“In such a war, the first victims are the South Sudanese and then the neighbors. But these groups had said Uganda and Sudan must not be anywhere close to the South Sudan issue. Well, finally someone thought we could come in and help,” he wrote adding that “Finally, I am glad that the wrong peace-making architecture where some international players sought to blacklist and sideline South Sudan’s neighbors from this peace process, was stopped.”